Here is the complete spiritual journey summarized. Part 1 – from not believing to believing. Critical point: when you repent of your sins. You search for God on your own and reach that point critical for salvation. Part 2 – from believing to being a saint. Critical point: when you surrender yourself completely to God. You struggle mostly on your own from the beginning and the critical point is difficult for many to approach. But once you go beyond it, you are powered by God and the journey becomes a delight.